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Old 8th April 2015, 07:15 PM   #1
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OK I am a beginner at the bottom of what looks like a steep learning curve and I need steering in the right direction.

I cant recall how this all started but I ended up building a “Non-Inverting LM3886 Stereo” chipamp which has since been put into daily service playing dab radio and music stored on an ipod. My musical tastes are rock biased but I appreciate all sorts of stuff.

I am really pleased with the amp but less so with the floorstanders I am using.
I don’t think I am in the same listening league as a lot of folk on this forum but I like things to sound good and I am fairly certain my speakers let things down.

I read that chipamps do well with full range speakers so I looked at frugalhorns pensils and fonkens and then I read full range aint so good with rock and that I will probably find them lacking bass.

Then I read about F.A.S.T. and decided I like the Tysen – it looks more complicated than the frugalhorns but I thought if it gives me what I am after so be it. Then I read they were bi amped…… then I thought do I need to build another amp …...Then I thought I should have built a different amp…..Then I thought should I build a multi way speaker…... Then I looked at transmission line designs…. Then my head started to hurt …..And now…… Well I just don’t know any more.

I am going to stick with the amp and I like the size and shape of those slopey Tysens but I just don’t know if they will be suitable or even possible with my amp.

What should I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Hi, What floorstanders ? rgds, sreten.
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Old 9th April 2015, 12:25 AM   #3
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Also how big is your room and where can the speakers go?

If you can get them right into the room corners, Bibs do well for bass and are a "simple" build https://speakerprojects.wordpress.co...-loudspeakers/

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Old 9th April 2015, 01:29 AM   #4
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fane do some good full range speakers.
Fane Sovereign 200LT are good, I put a pair in a cabinet and they sound good.
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Fane Sovereign 200LT are good, I put a pair in a cabinet and they sound good.
Really?
From specs: "Usable Frequency range -6db: 45hz-10khz"


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Hi Sreten: I was afraid someone was going to as that. The speakers are long abused eltax symphony 6. My other half exploded the caps in them one drunken evening so they were replaced with something the same value but considerably bigger in size. I also replaced the tweeters with some by Morel but for the life of me I can't remember what model they were.

Hi John: the room is 6m x 5m with a vaulted ceiling 3.1 m high. I am stuck with position. if you stand facing the 6m wall one speaker is in the corner on your right. to the left of the speaker there is a sideboard on which the amp stands. to the left side of the sideboard stands the other speaker they are approx 2m apart. I checked out your link those bibs are big she who must be obeyed will never agree to those

Thanks to all for the replies so far.
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Old 9th April 2015, 06:03 PM   #7
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When they are done cover them in matching wall paper and they will blend in lovely, honest
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Old 9th April 2015, 06:10 PM   #8
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Hi Sreten: I was afraid someone was going to as that. The speakers are long abused eltax symphony 6. My other half exploded the caps in them one drunken evening so they were replaced with something the same value but considerably bigger in size. I also replaced the tweeters with some by Morel but for the life of me I can't remember what model they were.

Hi John: the room is 6m x 5m with a vaulted ceiling 3.1 m high. I am stuck with position. if you stand facing the 6m wall one speaker is in the corner on your right. to the left of the speaker there is a sideboard on which the amp stands. to the left side of the sideboard stands the other speaker they are approx 2m apart. I checked out your link those bibs are big she who must be obeyed will never agree to those

Thanks to all for the replies so far.
6x5 room with 3+ meter hight?
bad luck there.
for that i would propose some big floorstanders.
most probably would go with something 3 way that has 10 inch woofer...
alternative would be a pair of smaller speaker (2 way, 6.5" woofer max. and minimum 4") and least 1 subwoofer with 10-12 inch driver.

if You don't feel that funky, you might re-invent the wheel and make a pair of decent 3 way speakers. probably it would be way out of question for sheer size. isobaric setup comes to my mind, at the expense of more drivers you can cut them down in br. space to about 2/3 of the original-
but that is about it. no way out.
for a medium size room like that to have reasonable level of bass, you need something that can move enough air. raw power is not that important, i bet you can get away with anything remotely close to 2x20 watts RMS.
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Nonsense. Level of bass ? Go to a disco !
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